Meditation: A study with mandalas with Brenda McKinney

Meditation, Brenda McKinney

Ancient symbols with a modern, sustainable twist define Texas Discovery Gardens’ latest Exhibit. ‘Meditation’ features bright cutouts of recycled materials rendered into mandalas on crisp wooden boards by local artist and professor Brenda McKinney.

“Using the symmetrical design of the mandala, I capture images and symbols that affect our visual perception in the constant flow of our information age,” McKinney said. “I focus on the contemporary metaphors of social and cultural realities.”

The pieces feature everything from paint sample scraps to lottery tickets to cards, each cut up into tiny, intricate shapes to form complex mandalas. McKinney hopes to bring ancient symbols to life in the modern age through her latest exhibit.

The exhibit runs from September 11, 2015 through January 6, 2016 at Texas Discovery Gardens. It is curated by Janet Reynolds.

Opening Reception: 6 pm to 8 pm Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. Free admission during the reception.

Texas Discovery Gardens admission applies during the show. $8/adults, $6/ages 60+, and $4/ages 3 to 11. Free for members and on Tuesdays (butterfly house admission regular price). During the State Fair, Garden admission is half off, but State Fair of Texas admission and Parking is required.